Truro's Green captures provincial masters curling title

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DIGBY - Dwayne Green capped a successful week of curling on Tuesday with a provincial men's masters title.

Dwayne Green's Truro Curling Club foursome captured the N.S. men's masters curling title on Tuesday.

Green and his teammates from the Truro Curling Club defeated Mayflower's Steve Ogden 7-5 in yesterday's final to earn a spot at the national championship March 31 to April 6 in Coaldale, Alta.

"It feels great," Green said shortly after winning the crown at Digby Curling Club. "I don't think it has really hit me yet that we're going to Alberta.

"I'm pleased with my team, and the boys are a great bunch of guys. We had fun all week, they are a great bunch to be with and I'm sure were gonna have fun travelling."

Green, mate Wayne Sisson, second Larry Higgins and lead Ralph Murphy posted an 8-2 record at the 11-team championship.

"A lot of those games could have gone either way," Green said. "The teams here, as far as I'm concerned, were close.

"There's luck involved in this game and I consider us lucky to do this," he added. "But the boys were solid, and if you keep the pressure on good things happen and that's what basically happened."

Green entered the final day of the competition with a double life against Ogden. After dropping the morning draw 5-3, the Truro foursome regrouped to win the one-game showdown.

"It really puts the extra pressure on, but it kind of makes you just settle back and get into your regular game," Green said. "You just gotta put the goal aside and play your shots, and that's what we did."

In the final, Green stole the show - literally.

Tied 1-1 after two ends, the Truro team stole two in both the third and fourth ends and added a single in the fifth for a 6-1 cushion. Ogden replied with a deuce in the sixth, before Green settled for one in the seventh. Ogden scored two in the eighth for the final score.

"Those ones we stole were the big ones," Green said.

The victory for Green completed a sweep for Truro teams at the provincial masters. On Monday, Judy Burgess delivered the women's title to the Hubtown with an 8-2 triumph over Dartmouth's Louanne Labelle. Other members of the Burgess foursome include third Helen Brightman, second Karen Hennigar and lead Penny Neily. Burgess will also represent Nova Scotia at the national event in Alberta.

Organizations: Truro Curling Club, Digby Curling Club

Geographic location: Alberta, Coaldale, Dartmouth Nova Scotia

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